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New Products Program Development Manager

Cymer / ASML, San Diego, CA, United States
Employer Description

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.  As the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, ASML enables chipmakers to produce cheaper, speedier chips – and to produce them faster – thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The systems we produce integrate several large and sophisticated machines, themselves each a feat of engineering innovation, precision, and speed. 


We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).  We are currently recruiting for internships located at our office in San Diego, CA.


In the Cymer Light Source (CLS) division in San Diego, we design and manufacture Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) lasers, used directly in the chipmaking process. Far from a basic “consumer” laser, these machines are complex, powerful, and flexible. The lasers we make require: durable and high-speed precise motion-controlled optics to maintain wavelength to femtometer accuracy under high laser powers; advanced materials to endure the harsh Fluorine-rich environments and high powers; clever mechanical designs to allow high performance and fit all the parts within a confined space, but still allow easy manufacturing and servicing; very fast high power electronics and electrical designs to deliver short high voltage pulses at precise timing to control pulse energy within hundredths of a percent; gas flows at hurricane speeds to keep the laser discharge area clear; cutting edge controllers and algorithms to deliver stable and consistent performance and automate all operations; and advanced real-time electronics, firmware and software to control the laser and interact with other equipment. The laser needs to minimize use of expensive or rare resources like energy or Neon gas. It needs to actively control temperatures, pressures, gas concentrations and voltages precisely to maintain good performance. It must react instantly to changing customer demands and environmental conditions. And it needs to do all of this, operating continuously and reliably for months while producing billions of perfect light pulses, without any human intervention or downtime.


If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of Cymer / ASML. Be a part of progress.


One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.


Job Description

The primary role of Program Development Manager (PDM) is to manage the cross-functional coordination of all activities within a one or more New Product Development (NPD) programs as part of the Product Development Group (PDG).  This includes but is not limited to creating and tracking schedules, budgets, costs, performance targets, resource plans, and general planning activities for program deliverables.  The PDM is responsible for ensuring that the proper elements of the Product Generation Process (PGP) are known and adhered to within the program, as well as assessing risk and mitigation strategies, highlighting issues and managing their solutions, and coordinating the various development activities to ensure good cross-program communication.


Job Description

  • Leads cross-functional team to deliver one or more products within a program.
  • Creates, tracks, and ensures schedules, budgets, costs, performance targets (specifications), resource plans, manufacturability, reliability, and other general engineering planning activities.
  • Leads creation and delivery of regular Program Review presentations as required to support internal and external program reviews.
  • Ensures that the PGP is communicated and followed within the program team.  Provides feedback to management team on ways to improve the PGP.
  • Assesses and highlights risks and develops mitigation plans.
  • Proactively communicates issues and manages the solution paths.
  • Ensures good cross-functional communication (through effective meetings, email, and other means) to ensure coordination between the PDG functional areas and other departments within the Cymer Light Source (CLS) business line.
  • Ensures successful completion of module and system-level testing, compliance/reliability testing, life testing, and any activity required as part of the product’s release into manufacturing.
  • Performs post-mortem reviews on key developments and drives necessary changes into the PGP or other CLS processes.
  • May provide advanced management direction to a complex technical subject matter area.
  • Leads engineering and cross-functional team members consisting of individual contributors and managers to create and execute product development schedules in compliance with corporate roadmaps, Business and Development (PGP) guidelines, and Program Manager/Executive guidance on projects.  Expedites development process as required to achieve approved program plans.
  • Provides input and plans for program related expense to the Director of Program Management for Program budget development and forecasting. 
  • Contributes to the translation of Marketing Requirements into a Product Specification and shares customer Product Specification approval with Marketing and System Engineering leads.  Supports customer technical communications and specification negotiations.  Responsible for product documentation release.
  • Contributions to development of System Requirements with System Engineering leads.
  • Manages program allocated product development laser resources. 
  • Provides assistance and guidance to other team members.
  • May provide mentorship and coaching to team members, especially more junior Program Development Managers who are assigned to the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in STEM field.  Advanced degrees in Business (MBA) or STEM field (MS, PhD) preferred.



  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant, work related, total research and / or development experience.
  • Seven (7) years previous Engineering experience as individual contributor
  • Minimum of five (5) years project management experience leading complex technical projects / activities.
  • Industry experience with Lasers, Optics, strongly preferred. 
  • Requires product development experience utilizing phased or agile development processes or similar product development process guidelines.
  • Ability to plan development expenses over a quarter to quarter period and track expenses.
  • Ability to adapt processes to improve inefficiencies and accelerate product development.
  • Advanced decision making skills and business judgment.
  • Understanding of escalation utilization.
  • Ability to define and track short and long-term goals and resources.
  • Ability to access and project design cost.
  • Ability to lead teams to solve problems and implement solutions to complex problems with available resources.
  • Sufficient technical knowledge and experience to be able to communicate effectively with the engineering teams, and to check/review plans and progress.
  • Strong organizational, reasoning, planning, and motivational skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to influence, motivate, mentor, and lead team resources.
  • Ability to effectively convey information in graphical and chart formats.
  • Good meeting practices (proper attendance, agendas, start/stop times, minutes, actions, follow-through).
  • Self-starter; self-motivator; willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.


Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus. 
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work. 
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects. 
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level. 
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine). 
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.
19 November 2019
19 December 2019
Bachelor's Degree
Semiconductor Processing / Manufacturing